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threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, and in the progress figured out she and petraeus had had an affair. a former spokesperson said this. >> the affair started approximately two months after he was in the cia and it ended about four months ago. >> reporter: according to officials, the fbi didn't report the incident to petraeus's boss, the congress or the president until concluding its investigation last week. the president accepted petraeus's resignation friday. >> it is very puzzling, and i think was a mistake because this thing just came so fast and so hard. and since then, it's been like peeling an onion. >> reporter: national security expert roger cressey is defending the fbi. >> once the fbi concluded there was no security breach there was nothing more. >> reporter: cressey says he is more concerned what happens next as congress investigates the attack in benghazi and libya. as of now without testimony from petraeus. asking cia director will testify about benghazi later this week in petraeus's point. but at some point they will likely call on the reti
whether she had access to his e-mails or computer. >> my understanding is that the fbi's investigation into what took place on computers there did not -- was not necessarily focused on him. they came by the information by accident. >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. sources tell nbc news that e-mails between general petraeus and paula broadwell were indicative of an aextramarital affair. nbc was unable to reach paula for a comment. in his resignation letter, the retired four-star general revealed had he "show extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair." sources tell nbc news that general petraeus is not under investigation. and that they don't expect their inquiry will result in criminal charges. petraeus was the man who turned around the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> he's a figure here that people respected. >> but an affair that could have been embarrassing for any other public servant proved to be a career ender for the man trusted to keep the nation's secrets. brian mooar is, nbc news, washington. >> and still to come at 5:00, remembering those who died serv
what the fbi took from inside the home of david petraeus' mistress. >>> a revealing look at the unemployment numbers facing a growing number of people living in the south bay and the solutions being offered, that's at 6:00. >> brian williams is next, we'll see you again at 6:00. >> good night folks. m substant>>> on the broadcast ton the edge of a possible new war in the middle east, ferocious fighting as rockets fly between israel and gaza, and there are fears of a war
. the woman is reportedly his biographer. and the fbi is investigating not because of any wrongdoing, but to see if the relationship was a security risk. president obama accepted his resignation today, saying he wishes petraeus and his wife the very best at this difficult time. the bombshell came as a surprise to many on capitol hill. petraeus was highly respected by both republicans and democrats. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. i mean, he is is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> petraeus was appointed to cia director last year. prior to that he was the commander of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. in a statement, he said after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. "nightly news" will have more on the surprise resignation coming up at 5:30. >>> just two days after being reelected, it is already hectic for president obama. not only the cia shake-u
-mails from paula broadwell. that led the fbi to discover that she and petraeus were having an affair. >>> bay area pediatricians are send mortgage babies to the hospital with a potentially dangerous respiratory virus. marianne favro joins us to tell us why doctors are alarmed. >> reporter: they're concerned because they're seeing rsv much earlier than they expected. and they think that that may be a sign of a rough winter season. if you or i get the virus, we may feel like we have a cold. but in babies, it's much more serious. pediatricians throughout the bay area are sending more babies here to the hospital to help them fight respiratory virus, or rsv. the virus affects the lungs and breathing passages, and hits premature babies the hardest. thinking causes a small infant to wheeze and have a lot of respiratory distress. because their air ways are so much smaller, when they get inflammation, they have a harder time. and they end up at a much higher rate of hospitalizations than the bigger kids. >> reporter: once this the hospital, young patients often receive ax general and nutrition through
of planning a terrorist attack. 21-year-old miguel santana lived with his parents at a duplex. fbi agents used sledgehammers to pound down the front door. a former schoolmate described how santana had grown distant in the last few years. a 77-page affidavit unsealed today indicates he was one of four southern california men who bought tickets to mexico last thursday with plans to fly from there to istanbul, turkey. agents arrested them last friday. the cover story for their trip was that the two of them were going to go work in dubai in the importing and exporting of perfume. they also planned to receive a wedding invitation to pakistan, providing an excuse to travel there. to lower their profile prior to traveling, the men removed inflammatory messages from their social media pages. >>> a resignation and investigations, all because of a single letter. that letter enabled a registered sex offender to volunteer at a church festival for kids at a school in san jose. nbc bay area's marianne favro has been following the story and joins us live from the st. francis cabrini school with the developme
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